Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor (vmicvss) on Windows Server 2012

Q

What is the "Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor (vmicvss)" system service on Windows Server 2012? Can I disable "Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor"?

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A

"Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor (vmicvss)" is a Windows Server 2012 service that coordinates the communications that are required to use Volume Shadow Copy Service to back up applications and data on this virtual machine from the operating system on the physical computer.

Detailed information on "Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor" service:

Service name: vmicvss
Display name: Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor
Execution command: 
   C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Dependencies: None

"Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor" service is provided by the svchost.exe program, see "svchost.exe Executable Program on Windows Server 2012" for details.

Disabling "Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor" service should not cause any issues on running Windows 2012 Server. If you are not running Windows 2012 Server on a virtual machine, you can disable "Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor" to improve system performance and security.

 

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